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The world's top China analyst has a doomsday scenario

There are China analysts, and then there is Charlene Chu.<p>She has been called a rock star of Chinese-debt analysis. Money managers the world over pay tens of thousands of dollars for access to her research at her new firm Autonomous Research. Her reports are rarely leaked, and she rarely gives …

Xi Jinping

The Truth (About Americans' Beliefs in Conspiracy Theories) Is out There

Tabloid headlines, internet comment threads, that one uncle at Thanksgiving dinner: Conspiracy theories are everywhere. Polls reveal the truth -- the truth about what the public believes, that is. While some conspiracy theories are dismissed by the vast majority of the public, others are widely …

Emerging markets are in trouble

Last week we were focused on Emerging Markets falling to fresh 10-year lows relative to the S&P500. We are now hitting levels not seen since 2004 when you compare the MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF $EEM with the S&P500 ETF $SPY. We know it's a disaster, not a secret. But today I want to take a …

Trading

Here's how much you need to earn to live comfortably in 15 major US cities while still saving money

Using the Economic Policy Institute's family budget calculator, which accounts for two parents and two kids, research engine FindTheHome created a cost of living index to compare over 600 US metros.<p>They then analyzed the data in 15 major cities to determine a suggested take-home household income to …

Economic Policy Institute

Q&A: What's behind the China's yuan devaluation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The slide continues.<p>China's currency fell further Wednesday, keeping global investors on edge. The yuan slid 1.6 percent on top of a 1.9 percent drop engineered Tuesday by the Chinese government. The currency's nosedive is giving investors plenty to worry about:<p>The risk the …

Stock Markets

Artist Turns Historical Photos into Colorfully Whimsical Composites

In a continuation of her <i>Dancing with Costica</i> series, Australian artist Jane Long has created more imaginatively surreal compositions by digitally restoring, colorizing, and manipulating black-and-white photos captured over 50 years ago. The series came about when Long was looking for a way to brush …

Black & White Photography

9 free things rich people do that make them more successful

Sure you have.<p>A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.<p>Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top:<p>Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that "Meditation, more than …

Self-improvement

What Trump Doesn't Get About Those "Artificial Lines" Around States

If folks who watched Thursday night's Republican presidential debate were expecting the candidates to tell us what they'd do to replace Obamacare if they could get rid of it, those folks would have been disappointed.<p>In fact, the 10 candidates who are currently leading the polls said so little about …